Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.62%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.62%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Real Estate , Transportation Equipment and Insurance sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 1.62%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fujitsu Ltd. (T: 6702 ), which rose 2.90% or 13.0 points to trade at 461.7 at the close. DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 5714 ) added 2.27% or 14.0 points to end at 631.0 and Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 7762 ) was up 2.16% or 11.0 points to 521.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sumitomo Realty & Development Co. (T: 8830 ), which lost 5.04% or 147.0 points to trade at 2769.5 in late trade. Sapporo Holdings Ltd. (T: 2501 ) declined 4.73% or 125.0 points to end at 2520.0 and Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ) shed 4.56% or 44.0 points to 921.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1729 to 243 and 85 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 5.24% to 20.89.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.70% or 0.32 to $45.42 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.74% or 0.36 to hit $47.99 a barrel, while the December Gold contract rose 0.53% or 7.15 to trade at $1354.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 1.04% to 100.20, while EUR/JPY fell 0.52% to 112.66.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.54% at 95.06.

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